Divorce is difficult, but it does not have to limit the future of you or your children. We help North Carolina families move forward with their lives amicably whenever possible.
Finding Answers And Creating Solutions For You During Your Divorce
If you are considering separating from your spouse prior to a divorce, or if you have been served with a legal action, you likely have a lot of questions about how separation and divorce will impact you and your children. Benton Family Law focuses 100% of its practice on family law and divorce cases. Our goal is to guide you through the process in a way that opens the door for your post-divorce future to be successful.
We can represent and advise you on all aspects of creating a separation agreement, including child custody, child support, alimony and the impact of any pre-marital agreements you may have signed. We also work with clients on asset division issues, ensuring that they receive a truly equitable portion of the marital estate. Finally, if you are an active-duty member of the military or married to one, we can help you understand the special regulations that apply to military divorces.
Starting Your Divorce Case
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Our firm guides you through asset and property division of your marital estate.Discover More
Divorces involving an active-duty service member are subject to different rules.Discover More
Mediation: The Gateway To Long-Term Parenting Success
Many divorce agreements can and should be determined outside of a courtroom. The team at Benton Family Law represents clients going through the mediation process and can help you advocate for what’s best for you and your children while avoiding the damage of an adversarial litigated divorce.
Mediation can help you customize your settlement to meet your family’s needs. It can also save time and money compared to a court-determined divorce decree. Most important, it can increase the chances that you and your ex-spouse will be able to work together to raise your children even after you’ve ended your marital relationship. It is entirely possible to mediate your settlement during your separation period and be ready to finalize your divorce when it is time to file the complaint for divorce.
Our attorneys realize that in some situations – including those in which allegations of abuse or domestic violence are concerned – litigation may be necessary. Our lead attorney, Shelby Duffy Benton, has been a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and serves on the North Carolina Domestic Violence Commission, so she is fully prepared to represent clients facing highly contentious divorces.
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Proudly serving our community in Wayne, Lenoir and Greene counties from our offices in Goldsboro.
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Divorce can be a positive step toward a better future. Let us help you develop a settlement with which you can live.